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If you are you considering opening a charter school in the District of Columbia, then please attend an information session for prospective charter school applicants on Wednesday, December 8, 2010.

This is a reminder that the Golden Apple Awards Gala scheduled for December 4, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center, has been cancelled.

Don’t miss the D.C. Charter Public School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from 12 noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. The Charter Expo will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C.

DC Public Charter School Board Meeting Agenda for November 15 at 7:30pm

If you are thinking of opening a charter school in the District of Columbia, please attend an information session for prospective charter school applicants on Wednesday, November 10.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board today released its 2011 Application Guidelines for establishing a public charter school in the District of Columbia.

The media and community briefing on the Performance Management Framework scheduled for Thursday, October 21, at 6:30pm, at the Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, has been cancelled.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (“PCSB” or “Board”) voted at its October 18th meeting to delay by one year the full implementation of the performance management framework (PMF), the PCSB’s evaluation tool for assessing and monitoring charter school operations and performance.

DC Public Charter School Board meets for its monthly meeting on October 18, 2010.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will host a media and community briefing on the Performance Management Framework (PMF).

The D.C. Public Charter School Board today announced that the unaudited enrollment count for the 2010-2011 school year is 29,557, a seven percent increase from last year.

During its September 20, 2010 meeting, the D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) approved a policy development process that will allow the public and key stakeholders to weigh in on policies governing charter school accountability and the PCSB’s operations.

The next D.C. Public Charter School Board meeting will take place on Monday, September 20, 2010 at the PCSB offices (3333 14th Street, NW Suite 210) at 7:30 p.m.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will hold an enrollment fair for students and families of Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers (KIMA) Public Charter School on Friday, August 27th at 6:30 pm at KIMA’s campus at 100 Peabody Street, NW, First Floor.

Last night, the D.C. Superior Court denied Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers Public Charter School’s (KIMA’s) motion to stay the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s (PCSB’s) revocation of its charter.

The District of Columbia is one of ten winners of the Race to the Top grants from the U.S. Department of Education. D.C. charter schools and DCPS will share the $75 million grant with charter schools getting about $12 million.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted unanimously on August 11, 2010, to revoke the charter of Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers Public Charter School (KIMA).

District of Columbia public charter school students in secondary schools continued to show modest progress in both mathematics and reading on the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) tests.

There will be a special meeting of the D.C. Public Charter School Board on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 5:30pm to vote on the charter revocation proposal for Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers.

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) released it 2010 Annual Report on July 30th, by posting it to its website.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will hold an informal hearing on the proposed revocation of Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers Public Charter School (Kamit) on Monday July 26, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) announced that preliminary results of the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS), the citywide standardized tests, show charter school students achieved modest gains in reading and mathematics proficiency.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board signaled its continued focus on high quality school options when it voted on June 21, 2010 in favor of a proposal to revoke the charter of Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers (KIMA).

Charter schools are significantly underfunded relative to local district schools, according to a national study conducted by Ball State University.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) recently launched a new initiative to form a Community Advisory Group (PCSB CAG) that the PCSB expects will inform and enhance its stakeholder engagement efforts. The board is seeking committed and insightful parents, community members and students to serve as members.